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This article will show you how to set up Deluge also for daemon-based torrenting.

Base Install

Deluge is available in the official repositories:

# pacman -S deluge

Graphical Clients

Web ui

The Web-ui runs on the server and the clients only need a Web-Browser. You need to install python-mako on the server:

# pacman -S python-mako

Gtk ui

The Gtk ui needs to have pygtk and librsvg installed on the clients:

# pacman -S pygtk librsvg


If You want to run Deluge as user just run:

# deluge -u [gtk|web|console]


The default user for deluged, the Deluge daemon, is "deluge". You can change this in Template:Filename. Of course, the user needs to exist. In the case of the default "deluge" user, no manual user creation is necessary as the package script has done that for you.

The rest of this guide will assume you use the default "deluge" user. This user's default home dir and therefore its configuration location is in /srv/deluge. This should be fine under most circumstances. Note that this is NOT the default download location, it only holds its configuration and ssl certificates. You will be able to change all other options later on once you get a client working.

Next, start the daemon to generate its default configuration in its homedir:

# /etc/rc.d/deluged start

And add it to Your Template:Filename, so it gets convieniently autostarted:

DAEMONS=( ... network deluged ... )

Gtk ui

Stop the Deluge daemon:

# /etc/rc.d/deluged stop

If You want to connect remotely via the Gtk ui, there should be something like this in Template:Filename:

"allow_remote": true,

Now add yourself to the authentification file:

# echo "yourusername:yourpassword:10" >> /srv/deluge/.config/deluge/auth

10, the authentification level is not used at this time. Read more about that.

Start the Deluge daemon again.

Now start the Gtk ui. If You prefer, You can edit the preferences in Template:Filename, but there's also a nice configuration tool in the ui.

Look for classic mode and disable it. Have You seen an icon just pop up? Hit it! If not go to Edit -> Connection Manager and add Your daemon.

Web ui

First, start the web ui daemon:

# /etc/rc.d/deluge-web start

and login in on http://deluge-machine:8112. Where 'deluge-machine' is name of your deluge server or its private or public IP address. When asked for a password, enter "deluge" as it's the default password.

The preferences in the web ui should be rather self explanatory and the first obvious thing to do is to change your password.

As usual, you should add the daemons to your Template:Filename:

DAEMONS=( ... network deluged deluge-web ... )

Just make sure your network connection is up at the time you start either of those Deluge daemons.

Note: In the current version of Deluge (1.3.1) the WebUI will not work in Chrome unless the time is configured properly. The WebUI will load, but upon entry of the password prompt, it will return as if nothing had been entered. This is Chrome thinking the session has expired. The quick and easy way of doing this is to add the ntp package and adding ntp to your DAEMONS in /etc/rc.conf .

Automatically Connect To Daemon

If you want to avoid clicking "connect" everytime you start the deluge web-ui, edit the web.conf file in your configuration directory (usually /srv/deluge/.config/deluge). It should have a line like this towards the bottom:

"default_daemon": "" 

Change it to:

"default_daemon": "" 

This assumes that your deluge port is the default 58846.


In case you want SSL for the web ui, you need to generate a new cert/key set. To do this, first stop the web ui:

# /etc/rc.d/deluge-web stop

then go to /srv/deluge/.config/deluge/ssl/ and issue:

# openssl req -new -x509 -nodes -out deluge.cert.pem -keyout deluge.key.pem

Next you need to edit Template:Filename and change the pkey and cert configuration directives to use your new self-signed certificates and also enable SSL:

"pkey": "ssl/deluge.key.pem",
"cert": "ssl/deluge.cert.pem",
"https": true,

Afterwards just start the web ui again and you should be good to go:

# /etc/rc.d/deluge-web start


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